Get train & bus departures

You can get transit departures from the Google Maps app. Some transit stations show real-time departures while others show a schedule of departures.

Find nearby departures

  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Enter a destination and tap Directions Directions.
  3. At the top, tap Transit Transit.
    • To select a preferred mode of transportation and route, tap Options and then Done.
  4. Scroll to find transit options and times. Tap a route for directions.
Tip: After you select your trip, to pin your frequent trips, tap Pin . Learn more about pinning your trips and the Go tab.

Find departures from a specific station

  1. Open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Search for the station or tap it on the map.

Find departure times, disruptions & alerts for transit lines

Important: This feature is only available in select cities.

You can get extra information for various modes of transit that include departure times and disruptions for stops and stations.

  1. Open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. At the bottom, tap Go Go.
  3. Select your mode of transit under the search field.
  4. Scroll and select the route you want to choose.
    • To find information about a different station, move the map.
    • To change transit directions, swipe right or left on the chosen transit line card.

Adjust your time of departure

If you miss a train or arrive early for a transit trip, you can select alternate departures to adjust the trip at the moment.
Important: When you select a new departure time, your current and future transit times automatically update.
  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Search for your destination or tap it on the map.
  3. Enter a destination and tap Directions Directions.
  4. At the top, tap Transit Transit.
  5. At the top, enter your starting location.
  6. Confirm your departure date and time, then tap the route you want. Your route details will open.
  7. Under your departure station name, you’ll find up to 2 later departure times, if available.
    • For example, you might find “Also at 1:30 PM & 2:15 PM.”
  8. To expand your departure options, on the left, tap the arrow arrow. If available, Maps shows you other departure times.
    • If you don’t find a time you want, tap More departures and review all available departure times and trip details. To return to departure times and make your selection, tap Back .
  9. Select the departure time you want.

Find station crowd levels

When you make a trip on public transit, you might be able to find out how crowded a station is. When it’s available, you can find crowd level information under the name of the station. The information is based on public transit data.

What the colors and icons mean

Green - On schedule and updating in real time

Orange - Early, updating in real time

Red - Delayed, updating in real time

Black - Not updating in real time

Caution - Construction or other delays

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